David Otunga Wins Primary Custody of Son as Jennifer Hudson Voluntarily Drops Order of Protection

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Jan. 8, 2014 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for the People’s Choice Awards)

David Otunga will be the primary custodial parent of his son, David Jr., after he and his ex, Jennifer Hudson, came to a temporary custody agreement.

TMZ reports that Otunga is expected to hold primary custody of David Jr. at least until a formal custody agreement is worked out between the 8-year-old’s parents.


The site had previously reported that Otunga, a former wrestler and reality-TV star, had claimed to be their son’s primary caregiver ever since the boy’s birth because of Hudson’s travel schedule. TMZ further notes that Hudson is currently in London shooting for The Voice UK and is also expected to do more travel to Los Angeles to do The Voice.

Another major win for Otunga? Hudson also reportedly dropped her order of protection, which had cut Otunga off from contacting their son or Hudson herself.

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